From Middle English internall, internalle, borrowing from New Latin internālis (“of or pertaining to the inner part”), from internus (“inward, internal”) + -ālis (“-al”, adjectival suffix); equivalent to intern + -al.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɜː.nəl/, /ɪnˈtɜː.nl̩/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɝ.nl̩/, /ˈɪnˌtɝ.nl̩/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)nəl
- Of or situated on the inside.
- We saw the internal compartments of the machine.
- (medicine) Within the body.
- Her bleeding was internal.
- Concerned with the domestic affairs of a nation, state or other political community.
- The nation suffered from internal conflicts.
- the minister of internal affairs
- Concerned with the non-public affairs of a company or other organisation.
- An internal investigation was conducted.
- (biology) Present or arising within an organism or one of its parts.
- an internal stimulus
- (pharmacology) Applied or intended for application through the stomach by being swallowed.
- an internal remedy
- Experienced in one's mind; inner rather than expressed.
- internal feelings
- Of the inner nature of a thing.
- (Britain, education, of a student) Attending a university as well as taking its examinations.
- complete internal reflection
- internal affairs
- internal auditory canal
- internal carotid artery
- internal carotid plexus
- internal combustion
- internal combustion engine
- internal conflict
- internal diameter
- internal ear
- internal energy
- internal exile
- internal fertilization
- internalize, internalise
- internal link
- internal maxillary artery
- internal medicine
- internal migration
- internal monologue
- internal oblique muscle
- internal organ
- internal passport
- internal reconstruction
- internal refugee
- Internal Revenue Code
- Internal Revenue Service
- internal rhyme
- internal sandhi
- total internal reflection
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- “internal”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
- “internal”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
- internal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- internal in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- internal at OneLook Dictionary Search
From English internal, from Middle English internall, internalle, from Medieval Latin internālis (“of or pertaining to the inner part”), from Latin internus (“internal”) + -ālis, equivalent to intern + -al.
- “internal” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.